Thursday, December 27, 2018

Bucky Lab in the press

we found an article about our CRH Terrace shading projects in the April issue of 2018 in the German Glasswelt magazine ...a few months old but still worth sharing...

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Day 9 - Bucky Lab Borrel

Day 9 - after a busy day finishing the prototypes we closed the shop and had our Bucky Lab Borrel,
our little party to celebrate the end of the building weeks.

This time it was special we had a Pro beeing in charge of the catering - Sietze our guest docent is not only an industrial designer but also in the business of fine drinks and known to good food ...

so he used all of his contacts and passion to handpick the best hotdogs and bread from Jordis Bakery - the best bakery of Rotterdam if not even in the Netherlands...yummy !

A couple of our neighbours joined the party as also Frans from festool as also the RDM manager and PR experts ... all in all a very good evening ...leaving the Innovationdock late in the evening made us realise that this is really the last night in this special place in Rotterdam  Thanks to RenĂ© for having us ! - tomorrow we will clean up and conquer the logistics challenge and haul everything back to Delft ...

Therefore here a few more pictures, our photographer and Dr. Bucky Lab already mentioned he won't be able to take pictures tomorrow

We wish all a happy new year and a cheerful time

Danke Sietze !

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Day 8 - almost done

Day 8, the prototypes has grown and nearly everyone is standing next to their tables to put their hands on their projects.

Maarten build a little chair, the students a set of Jenga and the atmosphere in the shop turned into a very relaxed state in general.

Tomorrow we will stop a bit earlier to celebrate the building weeks and the students achievements.

By the way - the canteen upstairs will be closed on friday - be prepared !

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Day 7 at the RDM Campus - visitors

Day 7 - most of the projects are short before finished. We had a lot of visitors today. Frans from festool came along and fixed our table saw - 9 years of intense use and sometimes abuse from "hordes of students" paid its toll and the rip fence had a bit too much play - with a simple fix we are back in the game and the fence works like on day one again.

Prof. Thijs Asselbergs from the chair of Architectural Engineering, who is in the lead of the AMC project came along and was surprised about the ideas the students are building right now.

And last but not least also Sietze Kalkwijk our guest docent for the course not only delivered the ingredients for our borrel on Thursday but also showed a group of his students from the Eindhoven  Design Academy around.

So a busy day for all of us and honestly our photographer wasnt able to take many pictures ...but here a few

Thanks to all of them and Frans especially for quick fix !

Monday, December 17, 2018

Day 6 - RDM Building weeks

Week 2 - Day 6 - a calm Monday

In a sudden everything changed, while we all rested over the weekend the calm mood seemed to continued for the activities of today. While last week everybody was busy today it was way calmer, the humming sound of the sanders replaced the sometimes screaming sound of the saws, we are full in assembling mode and the most parts are already cut to size. On the tables you can see the laptops already open running Arduino scrips, some are busy painting and others put their hands on the prototypes for the finishing touches.

Today we have seen moments where the tools are unused, while the coffee machine still runs in hypermode - unbelievable we already run through 10 liters of coffee milk ...and 3kg of sugar ...

Hans made extra mild coffee for those who have heart problems but all in all it was a nice day ...except our Dr. Bucky Lab who sufferd from a cold ...5 days to go and then its Christmas !

By the way did you spot the blue bird ?

Friday, December 14, 2018

RDM Building weeks 2018 - Day 5

Already Day 5 ...

gets colder and colder outside but the floor heating works nicely and we don't have to freeze inside ...
We closed the shop a bit earlier today and nobody really complained - therefore we assume everybody was up for a well earned break ...

So 2 days of rest and next week we are already into our 2nd week, for today next to wishing you all a nice and refreshing weekend a few impressions of the projects in detail - and yes you are right our students are quite fast and we are all happy about their progress too !